First Budget Gaming Build 600-800

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Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or two

Budget Range: 600-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, >>>>>>Word Processing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: From Scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (educational discount possible)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Amazon, open to others

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Parts Preferences: Intel (open to AMD)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, but open if someone thinks it's a good idea in this budget for some reason

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like decent performance on most games, doesn't need to run something like Crysis on Ultra but I'd like Ultra w/o AA on most games. Looking at SC2, LoL, WoW, and BF3. Need to buy keyboard/mouse as well.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer sucks and I'm on a budget.

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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.94 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $744.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  2. Thanks! This is actually extremely close to what I had picked out. With these parts, would overclocking be an option? I don't care too much, but if the options are open I'd like to go that route

    I'm talking about the GPU, not the CPU
  3. Bump, could anyone give me advice on a build that's around 700$?
    OS/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse included, looking at mostly the i3 and Phenom II x4 965 BE
    for cpu and 8gb of Ram. Other then that, the graphics card is a priority. I'd sacrifice on the storage if need be.
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